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National Railway Museum

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Address: Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
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+44 844 815 3139
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award...

For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York's only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, step on to the futuristic Japanese Bullet Train or marvel at the stunning opulence of the Royal Trains. Get on board awe-inspiring locomotives, watch our engineers at work in the Workshop, uncover hidden treasures in the Warehouse and make tracks to the outdoor area. The children can let off steam in our outdoor play area, and our miniature railway ride is perfect for the whole family. Every weekend and throughout the school holidays, the kids can enjoy a lively programme of events, including science shows, story telling, steam rides, craft activities and special events. Please note that calls to our listed phone number (0844...) cost 4.25p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

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Family visited York for my birthday and we all went into the Railway museum. Fantastic place with a lovely cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Family visited York for my birthday and we all went into the Railway museum. Fantastic place with a lovely cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For a free venue this is an awesome stop off point for some educational experience. Ideal for everyone especially train enthusiasts and families, friendly informative staff. Is free but worth the recommended donation. Will definitely go again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A little off the beaten track but as much a must visit as The Minster. Interesting to see how people travelled (in luxury) in bygone days. Exciting to touch the magnificent trains and engines, let your fantasy take you away!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Every railway fan has to come here. It's like Mecca. They have everything to do with trains and railways on display. An awesome must visit place

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited the museum on Sunday and really enjoyed it. There is no entrance fee although you are asked to make a donation. My husband was in absolute heaven with all the engines on show. As an engineer he marvelled at the conservation work on some of the engines It really makes you proud to be British.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyable family visit to see an interring, varied and important collection. The interpretation does need to be improved however, and they could really improve the gift shop. That said, as a free museum, a must see attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I visited the museum on Monday 20th March and spent over 2 hours here. It's the kind of place that makes you smile! Well organised, lots and lots of trains and lots of knowledgeable staff to answer any questions. Something for all ages. Biggest surprise is it's free! Will certainly visit again when we visit York. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Recently visited York railway museum with family. I haven't been for years and although I thought it would be much the same as I remember from years ago but was pleasantly surprised. Although it hasn't changed that much I would happily go back without the kids and finish looking round. Well worth a visit and the cafe we ate at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free admission, although happy to leave donation. Interesting displays. Will return for longer as only had a short time and missed some of the organised activities.

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My wife wanted to revisit her youth and visit the Railway Museum so I was dragged along reluctantly. How wrong I was as i spent the next 2/3 hours absolutely enthralled. Needless to say the engines were the stars of the show, in particular The Mallard & The Flying Scotsman. However there was plenty more on offer including the Royal... More 

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